What % of your diet is made up of carbs? Sweet potatoes are one of my FAV carbs to eat for several reasons – it’s low on the glycemic index so it does not spike your blood sugar (causing mood swings, cravings, etc), it’s a CLEAN carb that is generally not sprayed with many pesticides, one of the most nutritious starchy carbs, slow-releasing (giving you a stable energy source for hours), easy to cook in bulk and just fucking delicious.
So as you probably already know.. there is protein, carbs and fat. Every internet diet guru says their diet is better than another person’s diet, and everyone should be eating on their specific protein/carb/fat recommendation. Problem is, everyone’s body is different – different chemistry, different body composition, different EVERYTHING. So what’s important is to be your own scientist and try what works best for your body. Is it higher carbs, lower fat, moderate protein?... Higher fat, low carbs, moderate protein?.. There are so many possibilities so I encourage you to find your own.
WHAT WE DO KNOW (scientifically) about carbs: 1) You want non-processed carbs (veggies, clean starches, etc). NOT breads, crackers, cookies, ice cream and so forth. Starchy carbs are usually best and most filling – I recommend sweet potato, white potato, plantain, yam, parsnips, squash, spaghetti squash to get started. 2) Most beneficial to eat your carbs after your workout or in the evening. If you eat your carbs in the morning or afternoon, you are going to have an energy crash.. So you want to save the majority of your protein and fat for these time frames. AFTER a workout in morning or afternoon, carbs are fine as it replenishes your glycogen stores that were depleted during a working and will make your muscles bigger. Carbs at night can really help you sleep it lowers your body’s stress hormone cortisol (which inhibits sleep if elevated), lower cortisol = higher testosterone. THIS IS WHAT WE WANT. Better sleep will make you well rested into the next day to kill it in life. 3)The right carbs are a great source for energy and calories.. in fact, low carb intake can give you LOWER TESTOSTERONE. Try increasing your carb amount and it can really..
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